Types of leather.

Outback.

ORIGIN: Victoria, Australia
This leather is a top quality, Australian made full grain aniline leather (colour dyed all the way through) with a pull up oil and wax finish, giving it a beautiful smooth feel & slight “pull up” look to creases. While this leather can scratch and mark-up, you can reduce the mark significantly by warming up the area with your fingers and rubbing over it lightly.

Leather care: No additional care or conditioning is required. This leather has good stain and water-resistant characteristics and will retain it’s finished colour, regardless of environment. For any scratches and marks, you can reduce the mark significantly by warming up the area with your fingers and rubbing over it lightly. Unless you like that rugged look and are happy to throw your cover around!

Temper: Firm
Thickness: Approx 2mm
Collections this leather is used in: Discovery, The Library, Serious But Fun

Pelle.

ORIGIN: Europe
Leather products using Pelle leather have a beautiful, soft feel to them. This leather has been dyed through and then pigment applied to the surface, to create an even and solid finish. This leather is also very easy to keep clean.

Leather care: No additional care or conditioning is required. This leather has good stain and water-resistant characteristics and will retain it’s finished colour, regardless of environment

Temper: Medium
Thickness: Approx 1.5mm
Collections this leather is used in: Serious But Fun, Vibrants!, Unicorn Dreams

Veg Tan.

ORIGIN: South Africa
This leather has not been dyed or coloured, and has been tanned using a natural process. Because of this, the surface’s colour will deepen with time (otherwise known as ‘patina’). This leather has a slight ‘creaking’ sound to it, reminiscent of horse saddlery. Because of it’s natural state, it will show marks and not be as easy to clean as the other leathers, so you will need to be comfortable with this leather showing a story of it’s life on the outside.

Leather care: No additional care or conditioning is required.

Temper: Very Firm
Thickness: Approx 1.5-2mm
Collections this leather is used in: Naturally Nude

Jungle.

ORIGIN: South Africa
Leather products using Jungle leather will be supple and flexible. This leather has a soft feel to it and is easy to keep clean. Being flexible, it is perfect for artist/pen rolls.

Leather care: No additional care or conditioning is required. This leather has good stain and water-resistant characteristics and will retain it’s finished colour, regardless of environment

Temper: Soft
Thickness: Approx 1.5mm
Collections this leather is used in:

General leather care.

Your product has been carefully hand crafted using real leather. Leather is natural and therefore will be unique in itself. Some products may show marks such as scars, which is normal. Your product is one-of-a-kind.

To clean your leather

To clean grubby marks, use a soft cloth with warm water. For stubborn marks, add natural soap flakes. Do not submerge in water or wash your product. However, I do not recommend you clean the Veg Tan leather with any water. Because of it’s natural state, it will show marks and not be as easy to clean as the other leathers, so you will need to be comfortable with this leather showing a story of it’s life on the outside.

Recommended method:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of natural soap flakes to a small bowl
  • Add 1/4 cup hot water, to dissolve
  • Add 1/4 cup cold water, to cool down
  • Dip the corner of a folded soft cloth in, squeeze excess
  • Rub lightly over the mark

Cleaning pen marks.

Using the above method, most water-based markers and fountain pen inks should come off. Ball-point pens and alcohol markers are less likely to completely come off, however they should fade with cleaning. Remember to rub lightly, regardless of frustration! You may need to embrace this new mark as a part of your cover’s history.

Definitions

Temper.

Temper refers to the the pliability and softness of the leather. The main types of temper are:

  • Soft: Feels soft and supple, is more floppy and doesn’t hold shape. Perfect for Pen Rolls.
  • Medium: Feels soft and supple, has good structure and holds its shape. Perfect for Journal Covers.
  • Firm: Has a sturdy structure and holds its shape very well. Perfect for Journal Covers.
  • Sturdy (very firm): Has a very firm structure, needs a little persuasion to hold its shape. Works well for Journal Covers.
  • Stiff: Not used in stationery leather goods.